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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049 (Francis Street)
+1 757-253-1847
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in...
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 223
    Excellent
  • 199
    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, no complaints

We traveled to Colonial Williamburg, VA last week and stopped in at Berret's Restaurant for dinner. This was our second trip to Williamsburg in the past 12 months; we ate at Berret's last year also. The place has a very friendly staff, it is well appointed, and very comfortable - plenty warm on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
John N
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Herndon, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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580 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We traveled to Colonial Williamburg, VA last week and stopped in at Berret's Restaurant for dinner. This was our second trip to Williamsburg in the past 12 months; we ate at Berret's last year also. The place has a very friendly staff, it is well appointed, and very comfortable - plenty warm on an extremely cold and windy night. We... More 

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I went here for Valentine's day. Her and I agreed this was possibly the worst we've had while eating out. Let's start with appetizers. We ordered a dozen oysters and a shrimp appetizer. The oysters, while fresh, were not opened by someone who knew what they were doing. Multiple shells were broken with pieces in every oyster.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Saw a sandwich board advertising Happy Hour from 3-7pm daily, but once we parked and walked back, the restaruant did not open until 5pm. Huh?? Be sure to look around the corner for the BAR entrance (which is open, and is the only part that subscribes to the happy hour prices) for some great oyster stew and frosty local beverages.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited here to celebrate my daughter's 20th birthday. It was a beautiful day so our party of 6 asked to be seated outside. The outside seating is nice albeit like a home patio. Our waiter brought us some water. He then accidentally dumped an entire glass of water down the back of my 15 year old son. I had... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Dined here in October while visiting Colonial Williamsburg. Nice atmosphere inside and out. Owner was on premise and really cares. Food is good & plentiful. Not fine dining, but good.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Expected more, especially from a seafood place in Williamsburg. We had the shrimp four ways and the seafood in parchment. Neither was up to expectations - though the second entre was half off, as that evenings special - still disappointing. Had the chocolate pate for dessert and it was not that good either...

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Tappahannock, Virginia
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Would have loved to have found some fresh fish on a seafood menu but had to make do with deep fried fare. Somewhat disappointed in the heavy crab bisque, deep fried shrimps, slabs of bread with olive oil... however the calamari, crab cakes and the oysters were well prepared and nicely seasoned. A hefty dollop of mashed potatoes accompanied our... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Outstanding seafood at a true Williamsburg institution. Berret's offers outstanding seafood that caters to foodies. Creative preparations for their fresh seafood offerings. They use local fresh ingredients so their menu changes with the seasons . A great choice for an outstanding dinner.

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Harrisburg, PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Delicious crab soup and crab cakes. Salmon and potato cakes too. Burgers look good. Salads fresh and large. Nice place and friendly service. A keeper. Not a quickie or cheap lunch but fairly priced and high quality and more than enough food.

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Maryland, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food was absolutely delicious, very flavorful with healthy options. They have a good gluten free menu and the restaurant staff was very attentive, friendly and provided great service. The cost is on the higher side but you get your fully money's worth with the service and the quality of food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?